good LAN party PCs - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-19-2006, 02:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 34
Default good LAN party PCs

I am thinking about making a VERY decent LAN party computer, and would like to know what some good parts are. I want a case with lights and all, but I want one that I can put a handle on (cuz I have a mini ATX tower now and it sucks to carrry), I need a good HDD and a good ethernet card/ wirless card. I was also wondering if I were to buy a 6 port ethernet card if other people could plug directly into my PC.

Thank you,
Da natoriouse CowboyX
__________________

cowboyX is offline  
Old 01-19-2006, 02:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 129
Default

there aren't any 6 port ethernet cards, but you can get a hub, router or switch for it
as for the case, it's really your preference. different people like different cases.
I like Lian-Li cases, they are pretty moddable if you want a handle on it.
__________________

filocardhustler is offline  
Old 01-19-2006, 02:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 34
Default

actualy now that I think about it it was a 5 port card
cowboyX is offline  
Old 01-19-2006, 03:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 398
Send a message via AIM to Eagleboy
Default

Spending that much on the case, processor, etc., yet you're getting a really crappy video card (I had the MX440, and I traded up for a Radeon 9700 Pro. MX440 was absolutely terrible for gaming), and that "water cooler" is just one heatsink - not the kit you need.

Your video card should not be the least expensive thing in your system - that should tip you off. Your optical drive is more expensive than your vid. card.......
__________________
-Tom
Eagleboy is offline  
Old 01-19-2006, 04:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Apokalipse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,559
Default

I would get a better video card than that.
but that's a great CPU
__________________
Apokalipse is offline  
Old 01-19-2006, 04:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 129
Default

yeah I agree, with apok , I couldn't believe it when I saw you wanted that GPU, especially seeing that gaming will be high on your priority list as you do intend to go to Lan party's. You should get a pretty high end GPU if you want to get optimum performance from your GPU + CPU combo. If I were you, I wouldn't go any lower than 6800gs.
filocardhustler is offline  
Old 01-19-2006, 04:28 AM   #8 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Apokalipse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,559
Default

the 7800 GT's are a great video card for the money. if you don't have enough, you could drop to a 4400+
the difference between 4400+ and 4800+ isn't all that big
__________________
Apokalipse is offline  
Old 01-22-2006, 11:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 34
Default

well I just relized I should get a job before I get a new PC (was fired a few days ago)
cowboyX is offline  
Old 01-23-2006, 02:51 AM   #10 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 405
Default

lol good job & a good case for lan parties is the antec super lanboy
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129145
has a handle
__________________

__________________
The_Tobes99 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.